Monday, 22 April 2019

Tag Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine announces end to martial law

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced the end of a martial law in the country’s border regions, which was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov. “Today, right now, at 1200 GMT the martial law ends. This is my ...

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Ukraine introduces martial law citing threat of Russian invasion

UKRAINE imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko warned of the “extremely serious” threat of a land invasion. Poroshenko said martial law was necessary to bolster Ukraine’s defenses after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships ...

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Ukraine anti-corruption activist attacked with green liquid

(REUTERS) KIEV: A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor’s office in Kiev. Most of Vitaliy Shabunin’s face and his left hand were covered in bright green stains similar ...

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US keeps China, Canada, India on IP priority watch list

WASHINGTON: China has made the US Trade Representative’s Priority Watch List for the 14th year in a row for alleged intellectual property failings. Alongside China, the 2018 Special 301 Report on intellectual property rights listed 35 other countries deemed to have “inadequate or ineffective” IP protection or enforcement or which ...

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Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped

KIEV: The chief executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to Russian and Ukranian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev’s Obolon district on 26 December. The reports said he was dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men wearing balaclavas. ...

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Contact group on Ukraine agrees on ceasefire, prisoner swap

KIEV: The Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine reached an agreement on a fresh round of ceasefire and a prisoner exchange between the conflicting sides, a spokesperson for Kiev’s delegate said. Darka Olifer, the spokesperson for Ukraine’s representative in the group Leonid Kuchma, wrote ...

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Trump to unveil America First national security strategy

President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his “America First” mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and affirms that the United States ...

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Ukraine detains two top defence officials in graft case

Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau said it had detained a deputy defence minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme. The announcement was the highest-profile indictment against any official since the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) launched a graft case against the ...

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